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At Backus Real Estate, our backgrounds commercial lending, commercial appraisal, property management, investment, research and marketing afford us a comprehensive understanding of any piece of commercial real estate. We bring that knowledge to bear in every transaction, allowing us to not only find and negotiate the best deals for our clients, but also to follow through on them. And our job isn't finished when the deal is made. We work closely with our clients' chosen lenders, attorneys, and inspectors to ensure a smooth transaction, from start to finish. 

Along with extensive internet marketing –including both local and national platforms, we place a high value on custom-tailored, targeted marketing campaigns. Direct mailings, flyers, and even personal visits to surrounding businesses and property owners are all part of our integrated marketing strategy. 

As Realtors and members of the CTMLS , we welcome the participation of our fellow commercial real estate brokers. We believe that the best way to sell or lease a property for the highest price is to give it maximum exposure. Our cooperative approach is why we are members of the Commercial, Industrial, and Development divisions of the Board of Realtors in both New Haven and Fairfield counties. 

Our firm is committed to leadership and investment in our communities. Jed Backus currently serves on the national Federal Commercial Policy Committee for NAR, as well as serving as President of the New Haven/Middlesex Association of Realtors. He has also served as the 2014 Vice Chairmen of the New Haven CID, 2015 Chairmen of the New Haven CID, 2016-Present Board of Directors of the New Haven CID, NHMR Board of Directors 2015-2018. Phil Backus is past-president of the Hamden Economic Development Commission and Chamber of Commerce Government Affairs Committee. 

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What Our Clients Are Saying

Don Dest

I’ve been in business my whole life and don’t often write letters like this, but after the great experience that I had with Backus Real Estate, writing this letter is a pleasure. You were referred to me in 2004 when I told a good friend that I was ready for a life change. I wanted to sell both my business property and my home in Branford, CT and move to Florida. My friend told me that you would be the perfect choice for me because you handle both commercial and residential properties, which I now realize that not all Realtors do. I met with you in Jan. 2005 and gave you the listing for the sale of my business property. The property closed before June of 2005 and at a record price. Once the business was under contract I gave you the listing on my residential property and told you I wanted it sold by the end of summer. Once again you and your son Jed rose to the challenge. You not only got it sold on time but also got me a great price on the house. Both closings went off in on time and without any complications, which is not surprising because after working with you and your team, I’ve realized that you are true professionals. I can’t say enough good things about you and your team at Backus Real Estate. It was a pleasure working with someone who was so experienced, knowledgeable and confident in the commercial sector when it came to selling my company’s property and being able to use one Realtor for both sales also took a lot of stress and confusion out of the whole process. I will certainly recommend your company to any of my friends and family that are looking to buy, sell or invest in Real Estate in Conn. in the future. You and your team at Backus Realty are the best. Thank you Phil and Jed for exceeding my expectations and helping me with my life change.


Our inventory is constantly changing, and we have access to many off-market opportunities. The best way to see if we have or can locate the perfect property for your company is to call us and discuss your space needs. If you simply wish to search active commercial property listings, we post the majority of our inventory on SiteFinder, which can be accessed below. You will be directed to a new page.

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